active travel

Active travel group

More than 20% of our total emissions come from transport, so, by reducing our reliance on petrol and diesel powered vehicles we can reduce overall CO2e in BoA. For most people local trips in and around the town are possible without the need for a car and it's surprising how easy it is to get about BoA on foot, by bike and on the bus. Our Active Travel Map has been designed with just this in mind.

We are also exploring the possibilities for encouraging electric powered vehicles and several accommodation providers are planning on installing electric vehicle charging points in 2013.

If you feel you would like to help the group in any way please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (preferred) or telephone/text 07507 782523.


Bradford on Avon is a very walkable town, although the hills on the North side can be rather challenging to some!

Walking uses zero emissions, is good for your health and wellbeing and can be a very social activity - you're more likely to bump into someone you know when out on foot.  It's a far better option for local trips than using the car.

The town is connected by a fascinating network of paths and alleyways which means that you can walk to most places without the need to go along a busy road.  The Active Travel Map shows all the strategic paths that can take you from your home to those facilities you might need to go to - schools, station, health centre, library, etc.

Bradford on Avon is also a Walkers Are Welcome town, one of a network of almost 100 such communities across the UK.  This means that we welcome all types of walkers and many of our shops, cafes, restaurants and accommodation providers actively encourage them. 

In September each year BoA Walkers are Welcome organises a walking festival with walks to suit all abilities and a wide range of interests.  They also run monthly walks on the last Tuesday of each month.  For more details: BoA Walkers are Welcome.